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20-05-2005
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I throw away anything that starts to make its presence known through scent. And if I get a feeling about mascara, I toss it.. but I've kept some dry powder eyeshadow from the late 1970s...

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lol seriously from the 70's?? thats so cool!

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lol seriously from the 70's?? thats so cool!
Yes, it's actually a great, very slightly shimmered soft fawn brown eyeshadow pan from Elizabeth Arden, from like one of my first makeup purchases ever. It was in a palette that was like a huge dark red compact and snapped shut.. had shadows, glosses etc.

I used the shadow a lot in the early years and it's still about half full (to be honest it's been ages since I've used it... showing no signs of deteriorating.. I may test on my hand... I think it's mainly powdered rock and what, mineral oil? This thing may be around for geologic ages).

I figured they 'accidentally' may have formulated it too well, since it never ran out. In years going forward, eyeshadows seemed to disappear faster. (Maybe I was slathering it on as I moved into my latter teens though, who knows.)

Edited to add: you know, family photos aside, I think that's actually the oldest thing I own (that I bought back whenever). (I certainly have nothing else I know of from the 1970s!) :p


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20-05-2005
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i dont and its totally gross! a well maybes when i have more money i will or maybe not i think its just sheer laziness!

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21-05-2005
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lol in 50 years time i'll be saying to the kids "i brought this eye shadow in 2005"
they'll be so amazed
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:p LOL

I'm like most of you guys...I generally dump my mascaras in 3-6 months but I"ve had my eyeshadows for AGES!. I don't understand why..cos I don't wear eyeshadow much..but i love buying it.

Just wondering...how are we to know when makeup expires? I know for some department store brands they tell you the recommended use by date..but for drugstore brands...there is no such expiry date listed...

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i have to say i like to keep things for as long as i can but as soon as they start to smell weird theyre gone, especially lipsticks even though i dont wear them that often! Mascara is something I top up quite regularly as its nasty to have something so close to eye thats gone a bit manky!

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I don't look at expiration dates. If the products works so.. i use them It dosen't kill me

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I usually use it all up before it goes horrible or clumpy anyway

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i usually have back up products in case i run out, so i normally have at least one tube of mascara in my drawer that is still in its' package. i use up my mascara pretty quickly, probably go through a new one every other month. could my mascara go bad if ive never opened it? speaking in terms of 4-6 months or so. i didnt even notice that cosmetics had expiration dates on them lol

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hmm, 3 months for mascara is news to me; every one has told me one month.
i replace mine almost every month anyway - there was some video awhile back on those microscopic bugs that eat skin and clothes etc, and the brief coverage of the bugs that lived in mascara and eyelashes was so horrifying!!!
...i just can't use it for more than a month and not want to tear out my eyelashes in fear they looked so disgusting.

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i tell myself it doesnt really matter for powder. my new hg is a shimmer dust that i forgot about, then discovered in the back of the cupboard and remember buying about eight years ago.

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25-03-2006
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ive never thought much about this.....i only buy what i use.....and i tend to use it all up before it approaches its expiry date.........

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